SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the introduction of cloud computing, it is easier for small and midsized businesses to have the benefit of IT service and software without the burden of having specialist IT professionals on the payroll.
The Art of Service Founder Ivanka Menken explained how "the typical hardcore programmer" is no longer needed by businesses with cloud computing. As a matter of fact, she believes that the transition will allow for growth in the maturity of the IT industry.
"The business owner can have a direct impact on the choices of the type of IT service that is used in the organization," said Menken. "There will still be requirements for software developers and system administrators, but the more people start to rely on cloud computing, the more these jobs shift to the provider."
This does not mean that IT jobs are a thing of the past, however an IT professional who understands that IT services are meant to support businesses instead of drive businesses will be more in demand.
"For certain jobs, cloud computing will actually mean that a career will be created or at least valued more," said Menken. "For example -- service-based support people will be a lot more 'in fashion.'"
Photo: The Art of Service Founder and COO Ivanka Menken
About The Art of Service
As a cutting-edge IT service framework company, The Art of Service is leading the way in providing high-end, client-focused books, toolkits and online and classroom education programs. The company is one of the most trusted sources globally for the career-driven IT professional.
About the Founder
Ivanka Menken is the founder and CEO of The Art of Service. Menken has spearheaded the company's Cloud Computing Certification Scheme that is becoming the industry benchmark. She is a sought-after speaker at global IT events and has addressed the renowned IT Service Management Forum numerous times on IT service and cloud computing.
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